The Brief: A particular line from Disney Pixar's latest film, Toy Story 4, has inspired many memes and hilarious reactions.
— FiveJoy (@AnnaFromDiscord) June 22, 2019
Other variations of the phrase include calling something or someone else “trash”.
When Forky said “im her trash” every man can relate pic.twitter.com/ign0tIRnXa
— McLivin (@KidMick97) June 23, 2019
Girls: “Men are trash!”
Forky: “TRASH?!” pic.twitter.com/159MjvwnZ4
— Tandoori Papi (@seangovind) June 26, 2019
In Toy Story 4, Forky’s declaration is much more literal. He considers himself to be actual garbage rather than a child’s toy.
It didn’t take long for Twitter to respond, finding an instant connection with Pixar’s newest character.
When forky in Toy Story 4 said “I’m trash” I hardcore felt that on a personal level.
— B (@breedapra) June 26, 2019
when Forky from Toy Story 4 said “I’m trash” that was such a big mood.
— rad dad (@ohemgeeijizzed) June 27, 2019
— Victoria🌼 (@victoriamd2017) June 19, 2019
Forky identifying as trash is my spirit animal pic.twitter.com/lhET0igyPF
— Matt Bradley (@MattBradley17) June 23, 2019
Thanos: I am inevitable
Darth Vader: I am your father
Forky: I am trash!
— Anthony Carry-On (@Tony_The_G) June 27, 2019
Most versions of this meme praise the animated lunchroom spork for straight up admitting he’s trash, a relatable feeling amongst many.
Several social media users have admitted to feeling the same way as Forky at one time or another.
Toy Story 4 emotionally obliterated me and I have accepted Forky as my newfound trash god. pic.twitter.com/wDWI3iEsGM
— adam (@AdamJSirdoreus) June 21, 2019
Forky is an icon. Forky must be protected at all costs. I wish I loved something as much as Forky loves trash.
— David Viramontes (@davidviramontes) June 21, 2019
— Courtney Guth (@Courtney_Guth) June 21, 2019
In contrast, other iterations take on a more encouraging POV similar to Woody’s in the film.
Woody: ‘you’re a toy’
Forky: ‘iM tRaSh’
— Tom🥴 (@to0Om170) June 22, 2019
— 🤠 (@lukebraceyau) June 22, 2019
Forky needing to be convinced that he isn’t trash 🗑
What a mood
— Jennifer (@JLap64) June 21, 2019
— Forky🍴 (@batfrankk) June 23, 2019
The Me Explaining memes don’t stop there:
— Bella 🌈 (@bella_thornbury) June 23, 2019
you’re Bonnie’s Toy! pic.twitter.com/puXesDkKjF
— Theresa🏀 (@theresabasket3) June 22, 2019
While many memes are purely meant for LOLs, there are several people who have pointed out the importance of a character like Forky in a children’s film.
Between Psyduck’s anxiety and Forky’s belief that he is trash, I feel very represented on screen this year pic.twitter.com/W8TnSHKK4M
— Helen Murphy (@helenmurph) June 24, 2019
#Forky is a character who is convinced he’s trash and keeps trying to throw himself away but his friends do their best to convince him he is worthy of love, so I finally feel represented in a Disney movie pic.twitter.com/sEd1L7jPNc
— Mindy – Resident of Batuu (@FairyTaleMindy) June 21, 2019
forky is literally my inner soul
“im a trash” pic.twitter.com/e5KUwObbT0
— ᕱᕱ🍑 (@nisalaicia) June 26, 2019
Judging by the tweets, it’s clear there’s a lot to love about this film, but maybe nothing more so than Forky…
“I’m trash.” Lol Forky is the most relatable character in Toy Story 4. 💕 pic.twitter.com/z4dfslcWSE
— K Manuel (@theklmanuel) June 23, 2019
And the memes he’s inspired.
— ahymara (@ahymara_sanchez) June 22, 2019
Call me Forky cuz I’m trash
— J. David Alvarez (@DavidAlvareeezy) June 26, 2019